EFFECT OF POPULATION DENSITY CHANGES ON TRANSIT RIDERSHIP

This report is to be considered as a companion piece to the report titled An Analysis of Transportation Planning Effectiveness. (Ref. 1) In that report the impact of Technical Standards and Capital Grant monies on planning effectiveness is analyzed. Among other findings, that report found that the average annual increase in transit system ridership relates directly to increased capital acquisitions. But, as an adjunct to the study, it was also found that no relationship existed between increased transit ridership and increased population densities. The purpose of this companion document is to examine more closely that one issue only, the relationship between transit system ridership and population density. The results of this study indicate that a positive relationship between transit ridership and population density growth, in fact, does exist. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Kahn, D
    • HASSLER, F L
  • Publication Date: 1977-8-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SS-20-U. 3-34 Staff Stdy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM